In perhaps unsurprising news, Pixels, Adam Sandler’s newest, played out to be a box office bust, bringing in only $24 million over its premiere weekend. The film received awful reviews, and as Box Office Mojo points out, relied too much on a nostalgic audience which never delivered.
That means Ant-Man is still the big man of the hour, bringing in less than a million more than Pixels, making it the top box office spot-holder once again.
In third place was Minions, which on a worldwide scale took #1 for the third week in a row, bringing in a total of $66.1 million in worldwide profits so far. (Ant-Man has yet to open in large territories in Asia and Europe.)
Paper Towns, a very front-loaded film that aimed high, ultimately fell flat, bringing in only $12.5 million overall. Nevertheless, at least Cara Delevigne is showing off her acting chops before her major blockbuster review when Suicide Squad premieres next August.
But it wasn’t all gloomy. At $1.542 billion, Jurassic World just became the third highest-grossing film ever, beating out The Avengers to claim the position behind only Titanic and Avatar.
In addition, Southpaw, the drama starring a beefed up Jake Gyllenhaal outperformed what critics thought it might make, and also garnered its leading actor some early Oscar buzz.
See the full box office (via Box Office Mojo):
1. Ant-Man $24,765,000
2. Pixels $24,000,000
3. Minions $22,100,000
4. Trainwreck $17,300,000
5. Southpaw $16,500,000
6. Paper Towns $12,500,000
7. Inside Out B$7,356,000
8. Jurassic World $6,900,000
9. Mr. Holmes $2,849,000
10. Terminator: Genisys $2,400,000
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